When it appeared in France in 1955, A Panorama of American Film Noir was the first book ever on the genre. Now this classic is at last available in English translation. This clairvoyant study of Hollywood film noir is "a 'benchmark' for all later work on the topic" (James Naremore). A Panorama of American Film Noiraddresses the essential amorality of its subject from a decidedly Surrealist angle, focusing on noir's dreamlike, unwonted, erotic, ambivalent, and cruel atmosphere, and setting it in the social context of mid-century America.
October 22, 2016 Subject:
The Panorama of American Film Noir
I have just discovered this book and this wonderful archive site. I am not able to review the book yet but am excited to do so, as I have an assignment for my degree on Film Noir and as well as this book I have watched the films. I have read a paragraph or two and am already convinced the book will widen my knowledge and seems easy to read.
Thank you so much. Keep up the good work.